State Laws and Legislation

Alabama Adoption Law

Permits single LGBT individuals to petition to adopt? Yes.
Alabama law permits any unmarried adult or husband and wife to petition to adopt.

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Alabama Birth Certificate Law: Gender Identity Issues

Issues a new or amended birth certificate? Yes.
Alabama law permits post-operative transsexuals born in Alabama to amend their birth records after

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Alabama Custody and Visitation Law

Alabama courts use a parent’s sexual orientation to deny, restrict or modify custody and visitation. There are no reported or published opinions

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Alabama Donor Insemination Law

Alabama law is silent on the issue of donor insemination performed on an unmarried woman. There is no provision regarding the legal rights or

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Alabama Hate Crimes Law

Gender identity protected? No
No provision of Alabama state law addresses discrimination based on gender identity.

Sexual orientation protected? No

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Alabama Healthcare Laws

Alabama law does not allow a same-sex partner to make a medical decision for an incapacitated partner in the absence of an express advance directive.

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Alabama Marriage/Relationship Recognition Law

Licenses marriages for same-sex couples? No.
Alabama law and the state constitution both state: “No marriage license shall be issued in the State

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Alabama Non-Discrimination Law

Gender identity protected? No
No provision of Alabama state law addresses the protection of gender identity.

Sexual orientation protected? No

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Alabama School Law

Protects transgender students? Not Explicitly
The Alabama Code does not mention specific protected categories under the safe school law. The code has

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Alabama Sodomy Law

Alabama’s sodomy law was struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court on June 26, 2003, as a result of the Court’s decision in Lawrence v. Texas, No.

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Alabama Surrogacy Law

Summary: Alabama law does not directly address surrogacy, but at least one court has acknowledged the parental rights of non-biological

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Alaska Adoption Law

Permits single LGBT individuals to petition to adopt? Yes.
Alaska law permits any unmarried adult or husband and wife to petition to adopt.

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Alaska Birth Certificate Law: Gender Identity Issues

Issues a new or amended birth certificate? Yes.
Alaska law provides generally that its citizens may amend their birth certificates. It has been

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Alaska Custody and Visitation Law

Custody and Visitation for Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Parents
Alaska courts typically will not consider a parent’s sexual orientation in custody

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Alaska Donor Insemination Law

The law presumes that a child born to a married woman via artificial insemination, performed by a physician and with written consent by both parties,

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